Real time GPS tracking for Car rental and leasing companies

When it comes to our business, we offer our customers a powerful resource and a recipe for success. Listed below is a comprehensive list of services we offer our clients that have car hire and leasing fleets.

Our sophisticated real time control platform is used by many car rental companies to increase service level and decrease risk and cost. When asking Car rental companies how they use our software for their maximum benefits and what problems it helps them to solve they have a common story to tell.

1. Need to quickly find vehicle with car breakdown

A customer renting a car might have problems in describing its position in case of a car breakdown. For the car rental company it is often tedious work to locate the vehicle. It might also be hard to estimate what service depot or service car that is most suitable for helping the customer.

Solution:

With our sophisticated software and a suitable tracking device to suit the requirements, any car rental company can offer a competitive safety service to the end user. If installed and In case of car break down the customer can press a button in the car and automatically generate an alarm for the car rental company. The exact position of the broken vehicle is displayed and the most suitable service vehicle can be dispatched to provide the best customer experience.

2. Need to recover and stop stolen / Non payment recieved vehicles

When a rental car is stolen, not returned after hire period or even bill not paid it causes problems and costs large amounts for the car rental company.

Solution:

With Absolute the car rental company can see the position of the vehicle in real time. We can generate an alarm if a vehicle that should not leave the country is about to leave the country. From our system it is possible to send commands to a tracking device in the vehicle that can immobilize the car, making it impossible to restart the vehicle after the ignition has been turned off.Easy vehicle recovery can then be carried out.

3. Need do know if car will be returned on time

It's hard for a car rental company to know if a vehicle will be returned on time. Vehicles that are returned too late are causing additional cost since there is a need for additional vehicles in the fleet.

Solution:

The Car rental company can see if a car that is supposed to be returned is on its way and if the vehicle will be able to get back in time for the next customer. In the software platform we can create rules that alert the car rental company if the car is unlikely to be returned on time.

4. Need to decrease costs and risk connected to speeding

Over speeding with rental vehicles increases both the risk of damaging the car and the maintenance cost. For most vehicles there is a significant increased cost when the speed goes above 60 miles per hour. According to WHO there is 31,8 times higher risk for a car crash when driving 80 miles per hour compared to 60 miles per hour (World Health Organization WHO - World Report on road traffic injury prevention, chapter 3, risk factors)

Solution:

The car rental company can offer a discount to customers that can show that they have not been speeding during their car rental. When the car is returned a speeding report can be printed and used in order to get the discount.

5. Alerts and Reports

In addition to this the standard features of the platform will be integrated into your solution for additional fleet and workforce control and to gain additional Return on your investment.

These features and reports can contain the following and we will set the system up to maximize the returns on your investment.

  • Detailed automated schedules that tell you when the vehicle is due for servicing. This is crucial for healthy maintenance of your vehicles as you cannot track mileage when vehicles rented/leased for long periods of time.
  • Speeding offences
  • Remotely shut down the engine and immobilize in the event of your customers not paying bills
  • Idling ( wasting fuel )
  • seat belt offences
  • Payroll cost reduction
  • With Can bus unit option you can monitor bad driving and charge to your clients accordingly if you input terms into your customer contracts

Work smarter, not harder and reduce fleet operating expenses

To get the most out of your business - and keep costs in check - you need to make sure your drivers and entire fleet are operating as efficiently as possible. With any fleet this is practically impossible without constant monitoring and checks. With our easy to use online platform you can boost productivity across the board while reducing a whole host of operating costs:

  • Reduce vehicle breakdowns by staying on top of vehicle repair and maintenance
  • Trim unnecessary fuel costs
  • Cut excessive overtime pay
  • Decrease wear and tear on trucks by increasing route efficiency
  • Avoid adding staff as business grows by making your team more efficient
  • Potentially lower insurance costs
  • Shorten response times by deploying the nearest vehicle to any location
  • Eliminate phone calls to drivers for current location
  • Minimize wasted time on job sites
  • Improve driver routing schedules

Reduce Breakdowns

Vehicle breakdowns can lead to lost time on the road and large repair bills.By staying on top of vehicle maintenance, you can avoid these losses and costs. With our system you can set alerts to notify you every time a vehicle is driven a certain distance or a certain amount of hours, or when a predetermined date arrives.Then you'll automatically receive an alert letting you know when the vehicle is due for service.

Reduce Fuel Costs

Lowering fuel costs is a simple way to trim operating costs. But it's tough tracking these expenses across your entire fleet. We will provide reports that make it easy for you to track bad driver behaviors that drive fuel bills up. You can even single out fuel charges by vehicle and eliminate unauthorized fuel-ups.

We give you powerful tools that dramatically increase your daily productivity as well as the productivity of your fleet. By eliminating costly inefficiencies and saving your drivers/technicians time, you will be able to pick up more jobs in a day and increase your profits.

In addition to this the standard features of the platform will be integrated into your solution for additional fleet and workforce control and to gain additional Return on your investment.

These features and reports can contain the following and we will set the system up to maximize the returns on your investment.

  • Detailed automated schedules that tell you when the vehicle is due for servicing
  • Driving with fare but fare meter off
  • Speeding offences
  • Idling ( wasting fuel )
  • Out of working hours usage
  • seat belt offences
  • Payroll cost reduction
  • With Can bus unit option you can monitor bad driving with passengers on board

The "Absolute" Advantage

Our Sophisticated yet user friendly platform gives you the tools to manage your fleet and achieve measurable results resulting in a fast Return on investment. Designed for reliability and easy implementation, the cloud-based solution gives you the information to efficiently manage your fleet and maximize your revenue.

  • Hybrid mapping powered by Google maps with real-time traffic
  • Vehicle routing and driving directions
  • Driver key identification is available for multi driver use vehicles
  • System updates are included when they are produced adding more features and savings to you
  • 12 month data retention is standard
  • Full Suite of business friendly reports and many real-time alerts
  • Automated report delivery by email and alerts by Email or SMS
  • 2-way dispatch and messaging
  • Full Maintenance facility so you get emails or SMS when your vehicles are due for servicing helping to reduce costs and improve reliability of your fleet

Our customers experience reduced overhead costs, including fuel, maintenance and insurance, as well as increased productivity with their fleet operations. Many customers advise us that they have noticed up to a 20-30% decrease in fuel costs and an increase in driver productivity by 45% .

GPS Fleet Tracking Benefits

Optimize Your Fleet Efficiency Through:

  • Optimized routing
  • Improved job validation
  • Enhanced customer service

Improve Your Fleet Operations By:

  • Reducing costs
  • Increasing profitability
  • Modifying / Improving driver behavior

Fleet Tracking Platform

Mapping

View the location of a single vehicle or your entire fleet and immediately see their status (moving, stopped and stop duration). Quickly find addresses and dispatch the closest vehicles.

  • Street view enabled with Google map technology
  • Send jobs and messages to mobiles by clicking vehicle icon
  • Look up address, user-defined locations and zones
  • Layer user-defined zones and locations on top of map display
  • "Ping" vehicles for updates if needed between set intervals

Routing

Fleet managers and dispatchers can create and save multi-point routes and directions. Managers can then easily view and edit driving directions and send them directly to the driver.

  • Use a vehicle's current location, a previously saved location or generate a new route points
  • Organize route points in the order needed
  • View the route and directions
  • Create, name and save any number of customized routes
  • Send driving directions directly to the drivers using the additional Fleet Dispatch application

Reporting and Alerts

With a whole suite of reports and many real-time alerts set up to benefit you, managers gain greater visibility into their fleet operations. Set up alerts to be sent to you in real-time via email or access reports to benchmark and set long-term goals.

  • Generate reports on the fly within the Absolute platform
  • Automate email and SMS report delivery capability to key managers
Generate, print and email reports in multiple formats:
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Adobe PDF
  • CSV Text
  • HTML

Fleet Dispatch

Fleet Dispatch works with the Garmin navigation device to provide communication and dispatch capabilities between dispatchers and the field. Use Fleet Dispatch to provide daily itineraries to drivers, view real-time updates on the status of every job re-route vehicles to accommodate new service requests and deliver messages to your drivers. With Fleet Dispatch, you gain a clear understanding of where your fleet is and where it is going. Customers report a minimum 20% increase in driver productivity when using Fleet Dispatch.

Fleet Dispatch enables your drivers to:
  • Follow voice-guided directions
  • Create instant routes to new service requests
  • Change routes to avoid traffic
  • Take the most direct route
  • Message dispatchers about job status
  • Notify dispatchers when a destination is reached
  • Locate closest vehicle to an address
Geofencing and points of Interest (POI)

Notifications and real time alerts can be instantly generated and sent by Email or SMS in the event of vehicles leaving assigned or out of bounds Geofence areas.

All of your offices, branches or other company locations along with specific landmarks can easily be marked on the system as Points of Interest. Using POI can generate alerts and notifications and many other detailed benefit reports such as staff time on site or collection/delivery sites missed.

Fleet Mobile Application

Our detailed Mobile solution puts the power of fleet management in the palm of your hand. It delivers real-time GPS tracking data to tablets, PDAs and smart phones. Imagine the ability to track the location and performance of every vehicle in your fleet, anywhere and anytime. Our Fleet Mobile solution provides convenient 24/7 access to key data and sends alerts, including speeding violations, idling and unauthorized vehicle use to name just a few. Just download the App, log in using your existing credentials and start receiving data immediately while you are out and about.

Fleet Mobile enables your drivers to:
  • Find your vehicles
  • View their status
  • Manage fuel purchases
  • Search for an address

Locate closest vehicle to an address